MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Minnesota is getting over $25 million in federal money for conservation projects and hunter education.

A statement from her office says Minnesota will receive $13.7 million for fish habitat restoration, $9.6 million for wildlife restoration and $2 million for hunter education. The funds are coming from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.

Klobuchar says the money will help protect land, water, and wildlife habitats so the state can enjoy them for generations to come.

The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program works to conserve and manage fish and wildlife and their habitats.

The state is expected to use some of the funds for technical assistance, instructor training, curriculum development and other support for the Minnesota Hunter Recruitment and Retention Program.

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Comments (9)
  1. Nancy says:

    Is this an example of cutting back – trimming the budget? Doesn’t sound like it. Does the hunter program really need traing and development? Fish restoration? Please, trim this budget.

  2. Another Bob says:

    $2,000,000 to teach people to kill animals? Give me a break.

    Go to the forest, shoot anything in orange. Nuff said.

  3. gary says:

    All this does is pad the salaries of those already employed in these matters. Very little new projects will actually be done. What a waste! They have no business spending $$ in these areas anyway.

  4. mark from MNTAXWASTE.COM says:

    Wow Mpls made the top ten in crime for the country, and we could not spend this money for police? Better watch out, Minnesota might turn into Egypt

    1. How's life at Lake Minnetonka? says:

      Would you like some free government cheese with the whine???

      1. mark from MNTAXWASTE.COM says:


  5. jimmy says:

    what a waste of money, Is this how real democracy works where you were beggar before election and king after the election. 2 millions for hunting education. come on please now. driving on penn ave south minneapolis 50th to 62nd feels like driving in Iraq. fix that..

  6. Dennis The Tax payer says:

    Just a fraction of what is spent on the welfare program in this state. does anyone that left comments on this subject have any idea what hunting, fishing and natural resources bring to this state. Come on MN put down your smart phones and shut off your Wii, pick up a shotgun or fishiing rod.

  7. Murph says:

    When people can no longer buy food.Hunting and fishing will become more important to them,you can bet! With the assault on wages and benefits just beginning.Once the rioting and disposal of putrid politicians is over.The ecconomy will be in worse straits than ever.Too bad that they can’t bring themselves to serve OUR people as well as they do foriegn governments and private businesses.If gasoline is traded as a COMMODITY, does that make T- shirts and socks ,all manner of manufactured goods a commodity too? Let’s stop believing the game is not rigged to give Big Oil and others all our worldly goods!

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